lead pollution

Politics
9:10 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages

(UPI)

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 3:45 pm

One of two bills that would limit punitive damages in lead contamination cases is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Environment
8:08 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Former Doe Run subsidiary criticized for smelter pollution in Peru

Courtesy Tim Campion

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 2:11 pm

Updated 1:20 p.m. August 1 with reopening of smelter

The Doe Run Peru smelter in La Oroya, which had been clsoed due to financial and environmental compliance issues since 2009, resumed zinc processing operations over the weekend.

Peru's Minister of Energy and Mines, Jorge Merino Tafur, is reported to have said that lead smelting would also resume in the not too distant future. Restarting copper production would likely take longer, since that would require building a plant to control sulfuric acid emissions.

Doe Run Peru is owned by the Renco Group, which also owns the St. Louis-based Doe Run Resources Corporation. The metal smelting companies in Missouri and Peru have operated independently since 2007.

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